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Stirring up the South China Sea (IV): Oil in Troubled Waters

Asia Report N°275, 26 January 2016

Vietnamese coast guard ship shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (L) sailing near China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea in May 2014. AFP/Hoang Dinh

The race for hydrocarbon reserves in the South China Sea is aggravating conflicting territorial claims. The regional players need cooperation, yet have increasingly open confrontations at sea. For peaceful joint energy development, all parties need to stop acting unilaterally and do more to understand the others’ goals and limitations.

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